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New Mexican Pork & Green Chile Stew

Scott Phillips

Servings: four.



  • 3 fresh Anaheim or poblano chiles
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 tsp. kosher salt; more to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 lb. bacon (about 4 slices), cut crosswise into thin strips
  • 1 yellow onion, cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbs. ground cumin
  • 1 cup lager-style beer, such as Budweiser
  • 2 cups low-salt chicken broth
  • 1-1/4 lb. Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch dice
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2-1/2 cups medium-diced leftover Roasted Pork Loin with Maple-Mustard Crust, (about 3/4 lb.)
  • 2 tsp. cider vinegar; more to taste
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco or feta cheese

Nutritional Information

  • Calories (kcal) : 460
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 150
  • Fat (g): 16
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1.5
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7
  • Cholesterol (mg): 75
  • Sodium (mg): 890
  • Carbohydrates (g): 43
  • Fiber (g): 5
  • Protein (g): 32


  • Position an oven rack 6 inches from the broiler element and heat the broiler to high. Toss the chiles with the oil, 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and a few generous grinds of pepper. Set on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and broil the chiles, flipping every 1 to 2 minutes, until they brown, blister, and blacken all over, about 5 minutes total. Remove the chiles from the oven, wrap in the foil, and let cool to room temperature. Then peel off the skin and core and seed them. Cut them into 1/2-inch pieces.
  • Cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven over medium heat until it browns and renders much of its fat, about 6 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Add the onion and garlic to the pot, sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 tsp. salt, and cook, stirring, until they soften and brown in places, about 6 minutes. Add the cumin and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds.
  • Raise the heat to high, add the beer, and cook, stirring to pick up any browned bits on the bottom of the pot, until it has almost evaporated, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the chicken broth, potatoes, half of the cilantro, the oregano, bay leaf, and the chiles and bring to a boil. Reduce to a gentle simmer, cover, and cook until the potatoes are just barely tender, about 15 minutes. Stir in the pork and vinegar and cook until the potatoes are completely tender, about 10 more minutes. Season to taste with more salt, pepper, and vinegar. Serve, sprinkled with the bacon, cheese, and the remaining cilantro.


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Reviews (12 reviews)

  • JoanneV | 02/10/2018

    Made this with pre-cooked carnitas from Costco. Easy, tasty and a big hit with the family topped with crumbled up corn chips for crunch. Will definitely make again.

  • Jda85120 | 01/28/2017

    We make Mexican dishes all the time and this is a Delicious dish, worth the time to make. Your guests will ask you what Restaurant you bought it at...... 5 Stars!

  • cookinvictoria | 01/28/2015

    Excellent recipe for left over roast pork - chock full of flavours! Absolutely will be my 'go to' recipe from now on. We didn't find that the garnish of queso fresco necessary and will probably omit it next time. Make this recipe and you will be happy that you did!

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